The Blueberry Bramble Cocktail |

The Blueberry Bramble Cocktail

Blueberries have long been a source of inspiration. In songs --- Blueberry Hill is a popular song published in 1940 best remembered for its 1950s rock n' roll version by Fats Domino. In movies --- Remember Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?  Golden ticket winner Violet Beauregarde gets the taste of a lifetime trying out a new gum Wonka is working on that doubles as a three-course meal.  … [Read More...]

How Does Your Garden Grow Mid-July, 2014 |

How Does Your Garden Grow? | Mid-July, 2014

There is so much going on in the garden I decided I better do a mid-July post --- one blink and you miss all the little changes. My favorite time in the garden is very first thing in the morning.  Everything is moist with the morning's dew and … [Read More...]

30 Minute Blueberry Crostata |

30 Minute Blueberry Crostata

Well, is it a crostata or a galette?  I’ve been wondering about that lately and as it turns out they are one and the same.  One Italian, the other French.  Both delicious.  Crostatas and galettes are free-form and rustic and can be sweet or savory.  … [Read More...]

Blueberry Butter Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping |

Blueberry Butter Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping

I admit it. I love desserts am a dessert freak. So when I make something that can be disguised as breakfast or a snack, it’s even better!  The moist crumb in this Blueberry Butter Cake is as addictive as the buttery Pecan Streusel Topping.  … [Read More...]

DIY Deer Juice Garden Spray |

DIY Deer Juice Garden Spray

Fact:  The only thing that will 100% stop deer from munching on your landscape or in your garden is a fence.  When we first moved to Kraemer House and started thinking about a planting a garden, a fence wasn't in the master plan. But, it soon became … [Read More...]

4 Ingredient Strawberry Pies

4 Ingredient Strawberry Pies

I like the crust of a pie as much --- if not more! --- than whatever is filling it.  That buttery, flaky, and crisp shell can make or break a good pie.  Personally, I like to make pie crust from scratch.  I enjoy the process of measuring, kneading, … [Read More...]

How Does Your Garden Grow? | July, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow? | July, 2014

The garden is always teaching me lessons.  One big lesson I learned this year is to let the climbing peas have their own bed because they don’t play well with others.  I thought planting the fava beans on the perimeter of the bed with the peas was a … [Read More...]